Travel Tips & Advice on “Amalfi Coast”

A Hot Visit to Pompeii and Arrivederci To The Amalfi Coast, Italy

It would have been almost sacreligious to be in the Naples area and not visit Pompeii. The Circumvesuviana train runs between Sorrento and Naples (no bus) with a stop at Pompei Scavi/Villa dei Misteri. You can buy a single ticket, valid one day for Pompeii only, or a ticket that gives access to five sites […]

Take Me Back to Sorrento, Italy

It was time to bus to the Northern Coast, Sorrento and Hotel El Nido. Sorrento has a wonderful network of paths: coast-to-coast; between towns; easy or difficult; and almost all accessible by public transportation from either the beginning of your walk or the end. I can’t encourage you enough to take even short little strolls […]

A Day Visit Over to Isle of Capri, Italy

There is a non-stop flow of ferry traffic to and from Capri departing from Naples, Amalfi, Positano or Sorrento. And an equal amount of tourists. Everyone arrives at Marina Grande where there are taxis, buses and hotels waiting to pick up their guests for transport up to Capri Town and/or Anacapri both at the top […]

A Day Around Ultra-Expensive Positano, Italy

What can I possibly say about Positano that hasn’t already been said? Not very much. It has been called the most photographed fishing village in the world with its tiers of buildings up the mountain. We chose to visit in a different way. By getting off the bus in upper Positano and walking uphill to […]

Hiking Amalfi-Pontone-Ravello-Atrani in Italy

After a wonderful breakfast on the balcony overlooking Amalfi, it was a left turn out the Villa Lara’s gate onto the Valle dei Mulini (Valley of the Mills) running slightly uphill. Amalfi was a center for papermaking in the 12th century. Natural waterpower ensured cost-effective handmade paper but a major flood in 1954 closed most […]

Arriving in Amalfi, Italy

The end of May is usually a perfect time to visit Italy before it gets beastly hot, and this trip was no exception. Chicago-Frankfurt-Naples…on the train (whose ultimate destination was Sicily)…a train is the only way to travel in Europe…off in Salerno…walk to the pier…wait for the ferry under a clear blue sky and very […]

Sorrentine/Amalfi Coast Planning – Italy

Air? That was the easy part. United Airlines from Chicago-Frankfurt and then we used miles for free economy tickets on Lufthansa, to fly Frankfurt-Naples. There are many different ways of getting to Naples, your main destination for the Coast. Check them all out for lowest prices…highest in the summer months… little less in Sping and […]

The Amalfi Coast On Your Own – Italy

It is almost impossible to find an area in Italy that I don’t like. Scenery, history, food and wine……everything is wonderful. Once you have visited the important to-do’s – Rome, Florence, Venice – it’s time to explore the rest of the country. Ex-Marine (husband, Steve) and I have visited: Sicily (reviewed 7/28-8/6/06 with Explore Co., […]